Rules NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
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Members say
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Resonant, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the Show

New Stage Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this politically charged multi-media piece inspired by Charles L. Mee's play 'The Rules.'

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Member Reviews (6)

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50
Non existent, Poorly organized

See it if You want to (theoretically) see a show in an uptown youth hostel, where you may be directed to a meeting room and just left.

Don't see it if I left after 30 minutes of sitting in the meeting room. I can't comment on the show because I didn't see it. Read more

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Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like political plays

Don't see it if you don't like political plays

50
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if If experimental theatre is your thing; if you are into actors who do very long monologues; if you like plays with anarchistic-type of vibes.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of plays with a Big-Brother-Is-Watching/Too-Many-Rules vibe. If you're not a fan of politically-charged multi-media plays.

90
Ambitious, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like experimental theater. Well crafted.

Don't see it if you look for a linear story.

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like experimental politcal pieces that question the way we live today.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that don't intellectually challenge you

85
Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you like theater that is edgy and risk taker.

Don't see it if you don't like edgy theater.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
April 25th, 2017

“Ildiko Nemeth's version hauntingly places a native woman on stage at the very beginning of the evening…I can’t say that much of the rest of the play moved me in a similar way. The trick of Mee’s collages is to stay universal without becoming unplayable…I wanted the play to get dirtier, tearing us from this gallery space into the cruel realities of our work ahead. ‘Rules’ doesn’t deliver here and remains a shiny, pleasant version of what could really cut into the viciousness of our time.”
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Stage Buddy
April 6th, 2017

"While Mee’s original text questions the so-called guidelines we humans invent in order to elude bigger existential woes, Nemeth takes this exploration in an exciting new direction...The beauty of this adaptation lies in its balance between harrowing truth moments and fierce tenderness. The ensemble delivers a cynical smirk, followed by a real plea for complicated, serious human connection...Prepare to feel confused, curious, and utterly understood."
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